• Mike Sarcone-Roach, almost 4 years ago

    The previous intel chips were all 2 cores in their mobile variants that Apple used, while Kaby lake has 4 cores.

    This is the biggest difference on paper, in practice I would imagine they would have quite similar performance. Apple stuck with the old chips so long because CPU's haven't evolved much in the last few years.

    More RAM, faster SSD's and beefier GPU's are where the performance margins exist these days.

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